If you’re not already obsessed with the cast of Summer I Turned Pretty, prepare for that to change immediately — and if you already are, welcome home. The Amazon Prime Video series, based on author Jenny Han’s novel series, is packed with talented newcomers including Lola Tung (Isabel “Belly” Conklin), Christopher Briney (Conrad Fisher), Gavin Casalegno (Jeremiah Fisher) and Summer Madison (Nicole) and David Iacono (Cam). The teens and 20-year-old actors are the perfect group to illustrate Belly’s coming-of-age story as she grapples with a love triangle during her family’s annual summer vacation with the Fishers.
“On the first day [of shooting]it felt like we had known each other for years.”
While filming the show in Wilmington, NC (the location chosen to portray the fictional town of Cousins Beach), the stars developed close friendships that mirror the friendships their characters share on screen. In fact, most of the main cast arrived in North Carolina to get to know each other a few weeks before production officially began. Reflecting on the POPSUGAR experience previously, Briney told us, “It was such a blessing to be able to make these actual friendships and have time because they gave us time to get to know each other, to spend time together and actually on day one go to the beach and get into trouble with each other [of shooting]it felt like we had known each other for years.”
Casalegno shared similar sentiments in an interview with POPSUGAR earlier this month, reflecting on what he described as “one of the funnest summers” of his life. “We just had so much fun exploring our little town, our little beach town, going to the beach late at night, playing pool, going to the pool and all kinds of fun stuff,” he said.
Since “The Summer I Turned Pretty” premiered on June 17, various cast members and showrunner Han have been flooding social media with juicy behind-the-scenes content, giving fans a glimpse of how much fun they’ve had bringing the show to life . While not in character, they’ve completed TikTok challenges together, enjoyed boat days, played pranks on each other, and even met up with a Dave & Buster to play arcade games. Get the best photos and videos in front of you, preferably while listening to the show’s brilliant soundtrack.
https://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/the-summer-i-turned-pretty-behind-the-scenes-pictures-48864046 The Summer I Turned Pretty: Pictures of the Cast